Our 2016 Regional Member Meeting and Human Rights Tribunal will be in Philadelphia, PA on September 17, 2016. We will be providing travel scholarships for people to attend the meeting.
USHRN thanks our local anchor, Juntos, and the host committee for helping plan this critical gathering.
The USHRN's Northeastern Regional Meeting & Human Rights Tribunal will occur on September 17th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The regional meeting is an opportunity for human rights and social justice advocates to come together to share experiences and strategies. The tribunal will gather information on human rights abuses prevalent or unique to the region from people directly impacted. If you are interested in testifying at the tribunal, check out our testimony guide.
Regional Meeting: 8:00am-5:30pm
Dinner & Closing: 7:30pm
Regional Meeting Agenda:
8am-9am Breakfast & Registration
10am-11:30am A People-Centered Human Rights Movement for the Northeast
11:40am-12:45pm Becoming Human Rights Enforcers
1:15pm-2:45 Solidarity with Standing Rock Action #NoDAPL
2:55-3:50pm Mapping Our Connections: Report-Back, Member Updates
4:00pm-4:30pm Committed to Justice: Closing & Next Steps
4:30pm-5:30pm Self Organizing
- Strengthen/grow activism and organizing in the Northeastern U.S.
- Bring attention to the current state of human rights in the region
- Gather testimony from directly impacted persons to share with UN review committees and U.S. Government policy makers at the local, state and federal levels
- Raise awareness of relevance of international human rights mechanisms to local and regional issues and advocacy efforts, and engage groups in this work
- Promote the application of an intersectional analysis and methodology grounded in a gendered lens, as essential for effective human rights work that is deep, broad and sustainable
- Promote constructive conversations about solidarity – how this looks and is realized in the human rights movement
- Engage youth in active participation in the meeting
- Foster collaboration that will continue after the meeting among groups in the region
Sètondji Roland Adjovi, UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing
Helen Gym, Member of Philadelphia City Council
Ahmed Reid, UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent